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SME PRIME

Preparing the Next Generation of Manufacturing and Engineering Talent

Directly Enhancing Manufacturing and Engineering Talent Across The Country

SME PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) builds cost-effective and tailored manufacturing/engineering programs in high schools across the country providing equipment, curriculum, professional development, scholarships and STEM-focused extra-curricular activities to students and teachers.  Each PRIME school is supported and informed by local manufacturers in their communities.

 

Preparing Manufacturing & Engineering Talent

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For Schools

PRIME students and teachers receive hands-on training, tailored curriculum, professional development and support from local manufacturers in their communities.
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For Donors

PRIME donors receive a pool of skilled talent who have been trained – and often certified – to fill specific roles at their respective manufacturing companies, providing the investors with a direct return on their investment.
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Program Offerings

All PRIME deliverables are free to the schools allowing for hands-on training in high schools across the country, supplemented with a tailored curriculum and influenced by local manufacturers in their communities.

Explore the PRIME Network

SME PRIME's growing network reaches 60 communities in 22 states across the country: There's a good chance there's one in your area. See where all of our schools are located and how your school can become involved.

PRIME Success Stories

SME PRIME: Anna High School Teams with Honda to Provide Manufacturing Education

The SME PRIME program at Anna High School prepares students for roles at manufacturing partner Honda of America Manufacturing with online learning manufacturing education courses like basic safety, measurement, robotics and quality control. The online learning is supplemented with hands-on training on precision measurement instruments and a FANUC robotic arm.

SME PRIME Program + Pine Bush High School = Opportunities in the Time of COVID-19

Pine Bush High School experienced "the highest of highs" after launching their SME PRIME Program. A day later, the school shut down due to the COVID pandemic. The school is making the most of opportunity and using their manufacturing equipment to produce face shields for frontline workers while also continuing to educate students through online courses.